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Re: [SLE] Dual-booting...or trying, heh
  • From: "Carl E. Hartung" <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 03:14:13 -0500
  • Message-id: <420B17D5.7060209@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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John B wrote:
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| Anyone mind showing me their fstab if they're dual-booting or giving
me a
| hint how to have YaST set it up?

Hi John,

Ok, here's my fstab:

/dev/hdc2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hdc3 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdc4 /opt ext3 acl,user_xattr 1 2

(watch for wrapping!)
/dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat
iocharset=iso8859-1,users,gid=users,umask=0002 0 0

/dev/hda5 /windows/D vfat
iocharset=iso8859-1,users,gid=users,umask=0002 0 0

/dev/hda6 /windows/E vfat
iocharset=iso8859-1,users,gid=users,umask=0002 0 0

/dev/hdc1 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0

(watch for wrapping!)
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs
fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0

I think the procedure you'd probably want to use is this:

Use YaST's partition editor [YaST->System->Partitioner] to set the
unmounted drive up (mount point @ /windows/C, and so on.) Let it write
the appropriate entries into fstab for you, using mine as a reference in
case the editor picks the wrong character set (which it is prone to do.)

YaST's Boot Loader Configuration module inspects fstab for changes each
time you run it. If you just choose "reset" it'll recommend a suitable
dual-boot configuration in the same way YaST did when you first
installed SuSE.

HTH & regards,

- - Carl


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